<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=453219" target="_blank"> Mir: Would be absolutely an honor to fight Fedor </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=453219" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=50&q=75&x=10&y=24&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=frank-mir-02-23-2015-12-57-45-99.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>When the greatest heavyweight in MMA history, Fedor Emelianenko decide to unretire, pretty much every heavyweight in the sport expressed both respect and the desire to fight him. Frank Mir set the UFC First Round Finishes record on Wednesday, with 10, crushing Todd Duffee in just 73 seconds into the main event at UFC Fight Night 73. Fedor's manager said<a href="http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/453185/Manager-confirms-Fedor-return-expects-top-10-opponent/" target="_blank"> he wanted a top-10 opponent</a>, which Mir emphatically is, and Mir is game.</p>
"Absolutely, I have a lot of respect for Fedor," said Mir to Damon Martin for FOX Sports. "I think he just had a couple of bad fights there because the guy had 30 fights where he just ran through everybody. I think maybe he questioned himself and had some doubt and kind of basically did what I did. He's taking some time off and probably found himself.
"That guy is a martial artist, if he wasn't at the gym I'm sure he was still training Sambo or rolling around. The guy's a very powerful, explosive, very savvy fighter."
"An opportunity to face him would be a huge honor. I might just on the selfish side want him to face somebody first so he could showcase to everybody that he's still a monster and a scary dude and kind of remind fans of who Fedor is, but after that yeah.
"I've faced a lot of the greats from over there in PRIDE. Nogueira being one of them, Cro Cop, another phenomenal fighter who's also making a rejuvenation of his career, so going out there and facing someone like Fedor, absolutely."
For Mir to fight Fedor, Fedor has to sign with the UFC, but when asked, UFC president Dana White gave a slight, enigmatic smile, and said "we'll see how this thing plays out."
Fedor Emalianenko vs. Frank Mir would be a fight for the ages.
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